Events in Thorndon

Thorndon/Pipitea Emergency Management Workshop – 29 September 2019

This event will be held on Sunday 29 September 2019 between 1 – 3pm at the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), 2 Turnbull St, Thorndon.

Your input will be most welcome as we review the Thorndon/Pipitea Hub Guide. To review the section of the Hub Guide specific to Thorndon/Pipitea, in advance of the workshop, please go to https://getprepared.nz/assets/Hub-Guides/Thorndon.pdf and scroll to Section 5.

For those who would like to contribute ideas but cannot attend the workshop please feel free to do so by sending your feedback to contact@thorndon.org.nz

PUBLIC MEETING: Local Transport Issues – 18 September 2019

Transport is a big issue in the October local body elections. How are our local body candidates going to make transport better in the future? If you’re interested in the bus, road or cycle network, train services or the increase in e-scooters – these meetings are for you. Come along and hear how Regional and City Council candidates plan to ease congestion and make Wellington’s roads safer.

Local body candidates in the Central, Northern & Western Suburbs
Wednesday 18 September, 6:00 – 8:30pm
Loaves and Fishes Hall, Molesworth Street

FOURTH WORKING BEE FOR FRIENDS OF QUEENS PARK SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019

postponed due to weather

Saturday 14th September 10am. We will meet again at the top of the steps which run up from the Grant Road/Park Street intersection to Wadestown Road.

Bring your tools if you can – there will be some spares supplied for those who need them. We want this to be an enjoyable occasion. Contributions to morning tea/coffee would be very welcome.

We got rained out last time. Some early arriving optimists among us got in half an hour grubbing the tradescantia (wandering willie) before the promised rain set in. It’s a good time of the year to remove this weed. Hopefully, kinder Spring weather will prevail this time.

I hope to see you on Saturday 14th.

Peter Steel – 021 244 1850

Election 2019 Meet the Candidates – 5 September

The Lambton Ward candidates for the 2019 election will be fronting a meeting organised by the Mt Victoria Residents’ Association on 5 September at 6.30pm. The venue is the Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff St. The meeting will begin with the Association’s AGM.

This is your chance to hear from the candidates and have your questions answered.

THIRD WORKING BEE FOR FRIENDS OF QUEENS PARK 17 AUGUST 2019

Having had very successful June and July Working Bees for Queens Park, the third one has been set for Saturday 17th August 10am. We will try to alternate between Saturdays and Sundays.

The Council have clearly taken notice of the community interest in the park – there has been substantial clearing of undergrowth and mowing of the lawns done since our first working bee.

There is still lots of work to be done – picking up rubbish, trimming back the undergrowth that intrudes onto various tracks, and further on clearing of areas that used to be lawn and have become covered in tradescantia (wandering willie) and other weeds.

We will meet again at the top of the steps which run up from the Grant Road/Park Street intersection to Wadestown Road. Bring your tools if you can – there will be some spares supplied for those who need them.

We want this to be an enjoyable occasion. Contributions to morning tea/coffee would be very welcome.

I hope to see you on Saturday 17th August.

Peter Steel – 021 244 1850

SECOND WORKING BEE FOR FRIENDS OF QUEENS PARK 21 July 2019

Our 21 July Working Bee was successful – the extensive rain that we had that weekend held off for the entire time and we managed to extend the path clearance that we started in June.

A number of the attendees spent some time with Cheryl answering her questions relating to use and its future direction.

Cheryl is a Landscape Architect and has been engaged by the Council to develop plans for the development and improvement of the park.

For those who have not already given their thoughts to Cheryl, please feel free to fill out this questionnaire, download and complete the Word document, and email it to cheryl@paos.co.nz with your thoughts on Queens Park

Peter Steel – 021 244 1850

FIRST WORKING BEE FOR FRIENDS OF QUEENS PARK 8th JUNE 2019

Around 15 residents of Thorndon and Wadestown assembled at Queens Park on Saturday 8 June for the first Working Bee for the Friends of Queens Park. 

As has been communicated at the TRA Annual General Meetings over the past few years, Queens Park has deteriorated significantly over the past 20-30 years, with the Council undertaking only minimum maintenance and limiting the area of the Park which they maintain. Establishing the Friends of Queens Park is one key initiative to show that the community is concerned at this lack of maintenance and want to see an improvement in the state of the Park.  

The Saturday Working Bee saw the clearance of overgrowing vegetation extending onto part of the upper track near the Grant Road/Park Street steps and a start to clearing of the Transcandia (wandering willie) further north near Grant Road. 

Morning coffee and biscuits/muffins rewarded those who attended! 

There is a lot more work to be done to the Park – future Working Bees are likely to be held at approximately monthly intervals and will be notified on this website.  Alternatively anyone who wants to be notified by email can contact Peter Steel at peter@steelfamily.nz

Windy Welly Westie Fest: You’ll Be Blown Away!

Windy Welly Westie Fest: You’ll Be Blown Away!

Friday Feb 3 2017, 8:00 PM – Sunday Feb 5 2017, 5:30 PM by THIRD FOOT DANCE ACADEMY Re-live the fun of Windy Welly Westie Fest again next year... Limited tickets on sale from Tuesday 9 February 2016! Staff: Will blow you away! DJs/Entertainment: Will blow you away!...

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Meridian Gardens Magic

Meridian Gardens Magic

January 2017 - a variety of music festival events. Wellington City Council is filling your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest, thanks to the support of Meridian Energy. Come early to grab a good spot at the Wellington Botanic Garden, and...

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